Agisymban Trilogy

John Edmond

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John Edmond

John Edmond (born 18 November 1936) is a Rhodesian folk singer and retired soldier who became popular in the 1970s for his Rhodesian patriotic songs. He reached the height of his fame during the Rhodesian Bush War where he was sometimes known as the "Bush Cat". more »


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They called it Agisymba
This fair and promised land
And it was the Stone Age home
Of the little yellow man

He hunted with a bow
And he worshipped to the sun
Yes he was the hunter
But he was the hunted one

Then down from the jungles
There came the turbid tribes
With their spears and shields
And the long flashing knives

And they hounded the Bushmen
From his painted caves and lands
To the merciless wastes
Of the Kalahari sands

Then came the Arabs
And the sturdy Portugese
To the land they called Sofala
From the seven seas

And they fought Monomotapas
Warriors of old
To run across his Kingdom
And take away his gold

Then the Matabele
Came running from the Boer
To plunder the Mashona
And wage another war

And the columns came a marching
And they ruled for many years
And they called the land Rhodesia
Those British pioneers

And the white man worked and the black man toiled
And the tribes all fought and rebellions boiled
The world went mad with two world wars
And although men died never settled their scores

And the madness spread it's the same damn thing
Hear the wardrums throb hear the bugles ring
And they named Zimbabwe through the barrel of a gun and the winners lost
And the losers won

But live in this land
And share all the spoils
You reap what you sow
Through labours and toils

Black man and white man
Have all paid a price
Yellow man's gone
Like a mad
Sacrifice

Agisymba, Sofala, Monomotapa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, call it what you can
You all can live it in but no one can win it for it always belongs
To the little yellow man

Agisymba, Sofala,
Monomotapa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe
Call it what you can
You all can live it in but no one can win it for it always belongs
To the little yellow man

Agisymba, Sofala
Monomotapa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe
Call it what you can
You all can live it in but no one can win it for it always belongs
To the little yellow man

Agisymba, Sofala
Monomotapa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe
Call it what you can

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Written by: JOHN EDMOND

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